Brent Maas

Five initiatives shaping our profession 
These ambitious efforts will have a big impact in 2014 and beyond.
How federal budget woes impact state and local governments
Assessing the impact of federal economic crises on state and local governments.
Fanning the flames of community 1
Shared challenges define common goals and ignite a spirit of unity and mutual encouragement.
Expect Positive, But Slow, Economic Movement in 2012
For procurement professionals, the cross-functional spirit of 'lean thinking' will reinforce collaboration and customer focus in 2012.
The Outlook for Procurement
Looking ahead to 2011 and beyond, tighter budgets will make the procurement function more valuable than ever.
Certification: What's the ROI?
Show of hands, please. How many of you have been told by your management that you are on your own for professional development and certification expenses because the ROI of a given class, curriculum or professional certification is not immediately quantifiable and, therefore, the organization doesn't realize a benefit in return for the organizational expense?
REPRISE: Vision. Drive. Winner’s Circle.
Day-to-day, we focus on immediate tasks and the obligations put upon us by virtue of our professional roles. As dedicated professionals, we strive to
The softer side of best value?
Of course, its more difficult to anticipate the ease of living with a contract than it is to capture the data required to complete a balanced score card

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